In Tibet, amethyst is considered sacred to Buddha, maybe because of its capacity to activate and balance the 6th chakra (third eye). Amethyst is said to cure impatience, equilibrium high-energy, remove insanity, encourage clarity, and keep you grounded. Amethyst encourages spiritual development and is an excellent stone for use in meditation and other spiritual practices.
Amethyst is proven to assist in quieting the brain, reducing the signs of insomnia, and promoting restful sleep. This stone can decrease stress, headaches, and assists in the function of the pineal and pituitary glands (believed to be attached to the third eye and crown chakras). Amethyst can also help with hormone production, strengthening the immune system, cleansing the organs, and reducing bruising and swelling. It's also referred to as an emotionally supportive stone that may be helpful in overcoming dependence.
◊ Primary Chakras: Third Eye, Crown
◊ Associated Zodiac Signs: Pisces, Aquarius
◊ Associated Planet: Jupiter
◊ Associated Element: Air, Water
◊ Essential Traits: Cleansing, Purification, Calming, Overcoming Addictions, Meditation, Impact, Healing
Wearing and using Amethyst mala beads is a strong and efficient method to access the healing benefits of this gemstone in your yoga practice and daily life. If you've got a meditation altar, putting your Amethyst mala onto it'll also help empower and activate the area for healing.